Simhachalam Varahalakshmi Swamy Temple Timings:
7:00 am to 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Ugadi / Telugu New Year:
Pandhiri raata utsavam, making Sri Swamy as bridegroom /Chaitra Suddha Padyami.
Swamy vari Jayantotsavam (Vaisakha Sukla Chathurdasi) will be celebrated these days. The Narasimha Jayanthi festival, which is celebrated on the fourteenth day of the first half of the month of ‘Vaisakha’, is celebrated as the birthday of the Nrusimha Swamy.
Radhotshavam is performed before Varahalakshmi Narasimha Swamy going to his marriage.
Sri Swamy Vaarshika Thirukalyana Mahothsavam is celebrated From Chaitra Sudda Dasami to Chaitrasudda Pournami which falls in the march / april Month.
Also called Nijaroopa Darshanam (without Sandalwood), Vaisakha Sudda Tadiya (Akshayaturitya). Usually falls in the month of April / May. On that day, more than one lakh devoteed will have Narasimha’s darshan at dawn. Only on this day, swamy darshan without the layer of chandanam on his body. Nijaroopa Darshan is for only one day in a year.
2nd phase Chandana Samarpana. It is the one of the holy days in temple festivals.
3rd phase Chandana Samarpana at early Morning.
It will be held at Pushya Bahula Amavasya. On this day, the “idols of Utsava” are taken to “Varaha Pushkarini” from the temple in a palanquin. The procession which started on the hill of Simhachalam at 3 p.m. reached the downhill around 4:30 PM. Large numbers Devotees gather on the street sides to have a darshan of the Lord.
The “Utsava Moorti” of Main deity, Sri Varahalakshmi Narasimha Swamy, was taken into the temple garden to darshan. The idols of the deity were taken to the temple of Sri Pydithalli Ammavari. The temple administration organized a fair near the temple lake. The priests also recreated a scene which represents an episode from “Gajendra Moksha” by Srimad Bhagavatam.
Vykunta Ekadasi is celebrated in Dhanusudda Ekadasi, that day, Lord Varaha Narasimha Swamy attracted pilgrims to vykunta dwaram.
Giri Pradakshina comes on “Aashada Pournami” generally at June/July month. On this day the people walk around the Simhachalam hill which was in distance 34 kms. On the full moon day in the month of ‘Aashada’, June, the devotees of the Lord, hailing mainly from the countryside, observe a fast on this day and go around the hill over a distance of about twenty miles. They eat their dinner after completing the Pradakshina and after having ‘Darshan’ of the Lord. Those, who cannot undertake this, satisfy themselves by making 108 rounds in the temple itself.